I have a 850 Evo SSD that currently has Windows 10 installed. I'm planning to install Linux in a few days on dual-boot.
I have installed some Linux machines. During installation the wizard gives me an option to encrypt my home folder. Never used that option (because I thought that could decrease performance) and the system works fine as supposed.
Now that I installed recently a SSD, Samsung Magician offers me as well to encrypt my drive. So, is SSD encryption bring benefits for my system? How it works?
Be in mind that I only used the Linux subject because it was my very first contact with encryption drives at all.
I'm running a i3-2120 @ 3.3 GHz, which do not have AES New Instructions